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New York Times, Friday, February 26, 2021

What happens while you're busy making other plans, it's said

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 5, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Chuck Deodene notes:
For a couple years I had intended to create a puzzle containing a triple stack of 15-letter entries, in the manner of my favorite ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Triple-stack! Back in Martin Ashwood-Smith's heyday, we used to get these so often, I was seeing triple. Not that many people besides ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times2/26/21 ( No. 26,043 )

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Across
1
Bit of strategy : TACTIC
7
Painting technique used in van Gogh's "The Starry Night" : IMPASTO
14
Good as gold, and others? : ERRATA
15
High-m.p.g. vehicle : GREENCAR
16
One having a certain video chat : SKYPER
17
This just in! : LATENEWS
18
What happens while you're busy making other plans, it's said : LIFE
19
Italian architect Ponti : GIO
21
___ and Ole (stock characters in Upper Midwest jokes) : SVEN
22
Revolution around o sol : ANO
23
Makers of parts : COMBS
25
Be present : EXIST
28
Expression of support : RAH
30
Expression of contempt : BAH
31
One who might meet with angels, for short : CEO
32
Things used by star witnesses? : SPACETELESCOPES
38
Meet somebody you've heard lots about : PUTAFACETOANAME
39
Creator's leeway : ARTISTICLICENSE
40
Jill Biden ___ Jacobs : NEE
41
Mauna ___ : LOA
42
Something found after many years? : AGO
43
Fencing sport with bamboo swords : KENDO
46
Film composer Morricone : ENNIO
48
Seat occupier, for short : REP
51
Stylish : TONY
53
Like 2021 : ODD
54
It has its faults, informally : CALI
55
Club's premier venue : MAINROOM
58
Bring aboard, sci-fi-style : BEAMUP
60
How many Amish barns are raised : INONEDAY
61
Robinhood competitor : ETRADE
62
Patronized, in a way : DINEDAT
63
Indenting aid : TABSET
Down
1
Producer of 15-Acrosses : TESLA
2
Oscar nominee for "Argo" : ARKIN
3
Narcissist's ploy : CRYFORATTENTION
4
It's on a roll : TAPE
5
Follower of McCarthy : ITE
6
Boatload : CARGO
7
Levin who wrote "The Stepford Wives" : IRA
8
Team with "Mr." and "Mrs." mascots : METS
9
Irritant : PEEVE
10
Appropriate : ANNEX
11
What Grand Canyon tourists enjoy : SCENICPANORAMAS
12
Large marble : TAW
13
Choice words : ORS
15
Capital of every country? : GLOBALECONOMY
20
Dolt : IMBECILE
23
James Beard award winners : CHEFS
24
Northernmost part of the U.K. : SHETLAND
26
"___ legit" : SEEMS
27
"Lovely ___ You" (song by the Moody Blues) : TOSEE
29
Flavoring of Cedilla liqueur : ACAI
32
Defeat soundly, slangily : SPANK
33
Setting for a blender : PUREE
34
Pic on a pec, say : TAT
35
Amour de ___ (self-love: Fr.) : SOI
36
Equatorial plantation crop : CACAO
37
Force on Earth, in brief : ONEG
44
"Go, and catch a falling star" poet : DONNE
45
Stop here ___ (traffic sign) : ONRED
47
"Intuition tells me ..." : IDBET
49
Sidestep : ELUDE
50
Lab tube : PIPET
52
Diminutive master of film : YODA
54
Potato or pasta, informally : CARB
55
Prefix with century : MID
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What Friday has, unlike any other day of the week? : ANI
57
___ of This Swirled (Ben & Jerry's flavor) : OAT
59
Pilot's info, for short : ETA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle.

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